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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 4:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The first commercial test for Zika virus has been granted emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The Food and Drug Administration gave the authorization Thursday to test developer Quest Diagnostics, which said it could be available to doctors early next week. The company said the test results will initially be processed at a laboratory in California, with the potential of expanding to several dozen other locations. Previously Zika tests were...

Updated at 4:52 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) " Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory. Health Secretary Ana Rius said the victim is a 70-year-old...

Updated at 3:37 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) " New York's governor is seeking federal approval to extend Medicaid coverage to inmates who face serious health challenges immediately before they're released from prison. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Friday that the...

Updated at 2:56 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) " Insurgents shelled a government-held area in the contested city of Aleppo, hitting a mosque and killing at least 15 people as they left Friday prayers, while government airstrikes struck rebel-held parts of Syria's largest...

Updated at 2:51 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) " The Latest on the crash of a helicopter on an island off western Norway (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Norwegian rescue officials say the search operation after the helicopter crash near Bergen is over and all...

Updated at 2:48 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) " In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana's governor is endorsing chief rival Ted Cruz before the state's critical Republican primary contest. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will announce his support for Cruz on Friday afternoon,...

Updated at 2:44 PM

PARIS (AP) " French radio says a small blaze broke out in a building under renovation near a major Paris train station. France Info says Friday that the fire was quickly controlled by workers and there were no injuries. Video posted to...

Updated at 2:44 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Donald Trump, the outsider, is making his case to California's Republican establishment after he kicked off his crucial campaign for the state's presidential primary with an enormous rally marred by confrontations between...

Updated at 2:38 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A U.S. gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures and none of the crew knew they were striking a trauma center, a top U.S. general...

Updated at 2:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing...

Updated at 2:17 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) " A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman says authorities "exaggerated big-time" in charging him with distributing pot from his restaurant and cannabis church. Ed Forchion also said his arrest has drawn...

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